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The Resource The strongest tribe : war, politics, and the endgame in Iraq, Bing West

The strongest tribe : war, politics, and the endgame in Iraq, Bing West

Label
The strongest tribe : war, politics, and the endgame in Iraq
Title
The strongest tribe
Title remainder
war, politics, and the endgame in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Bing West
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Iraq, America made mistake after mistake. Many gave up on the war. Then the war took a sharp U-turn. Two generals--David Petraeus and Raymond Odierno--displayed the leadership America expected. A universally respected combat journalist provides a history, based on five years of front-line reporting, about how the war was turned around--and the choice now facing America. In the course of fourteen extended trips over five years, West embedded with more than sixty front-line units, discussing strategy with generals and tactics with corporals. He provides an expert's account of counterinsurgency, disposing of myths. During the battle for Fallujah, West asked an Iraqi colonel why the archterrorist al-Zarqawi had fled in women's clothes. The colonel pointed to a Marine patrol walking by and said, "Americans are the strongest tribe."--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Francis J
Dewey number
956.7044/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.W46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • United States
  • Iraq
Label
The strongest tribe : war, politics, and the endgame in Iraq, Bing West
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-417)
Contents
Map of Iraq -- Map of Baghdad -- How to create a mess (Sep 2003) -- Descent into chaos (Sep-Dec 2003) -- A near collapse (Jan-Jun 2004) -- War (Jul-Dec 2004) -- Inadequate means; Widescale fighting; Contradictory goals (2005) -- The second war begins; The Islamic caliphate; Haditha: explosion on the home front (2006) -- A flawed assessment (mid-2006) -- Al Qaeda: murder and intimidation; The turnaround begins; The Civil War; Bush weighs his options (Fall 2006) -- The war turns (Nov 2006) -- Washington turns (Dec 2006) -- The Sunnis change sides (Winter 2007) -- Momentum (Spring 2007) -- Overview (Summer 2007) -- Victory in Anbar; Baghdad: the surge takes hold; Washington assesses the surge (Fall 2007) -- Progress and uncertainty (2008) -- The strongest tribe (2009) -- Insurgency and unity of command in Vietnam -- Memo to Gen. George W. Casey, USA -- Bing West's counterinsurgency lessons
Control code
ocn224445770
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 417 p.
Isbn
9781400067015
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008016565
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)224445770
Label
The strongest tribe : war, politics, and the endgame in Iraq, Bing West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-417)
Contents
Map of Iraq -- Map of Baghdad -- How to create a mess (Sep 2003) -- Descent into chaos (Sep-Dec 2003) -- A near collapse (Jan-Jun 2004) -- War (Jul-Dec 2004) -- Inadequate means; Widescale fighting; Contradictory goals (2005) -- The second war begins; The Islamic caliphate; Haditha: explosion on the home front (2006) -- A flawed assessment (mid-2006) -- Al Qaeda: murder and intimidation; The turnaround begins; The Civil War; Bush weighs his options (Fall 2006) -- The war turns (Nov 2006) -- Washington turns (Dec 2006) -- The Sunnis change sides (Winter 2007) -- Momentum (Spring 2007) -- Overview (Summer 2007) -- Victory in Anbar; Baghdad: the surge takes hold; Washington assesses the surge (Fall 2007) -- Progress and uncertainty (2008) -- The strongest tribe (2009) -- Insurgency and unity of command in Vietnam -- Memo to Gen. George W. Casey, USA -- Bing West's counterinsurgency lessons
Control code
ocn224445770
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 417 p.
Isbn
9781400067015
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008016565
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)224445770

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